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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Go for it.

As Sail Canada has no Intermediate manual I give those to the students.


I am going to post my CYA Advanced notes for anyone who teaches ASA 106 and my ASA 114 notes (they need some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Dave

ASA 104 and Sail Canada Intermediate are almost identical. I will post my Intermediate PowerPoint notes on Slideshare.



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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

One big piece of advise. Do not try to teach them everything that you know. KISS.

As an example, I usually do not adjust the traveller in a basic level course. Rough sail trim is fine.

You...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   01-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By jackdale
Re: Vancouver Boat Show

Weather Resources w/ Jack Dale | Official site of the Vancouver International Boat Show | Vancouver, British Columbia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By jackdale
Re: Course plotting coastal navigation

I have some but they are specific to Canadian chart 3462 and use Canadian Tides and currents.

These might work, but you need the ASA chart
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 5,809
Posted By jackdale
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

My layers:


Polypropylene underwear

Quick dry hiking pants

Fleece

Foulies (HH pants / Gill jacket)
Forum: Racing   10-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,026
Posted By jackdale
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

From close-hauled, I teach a heave-to, sail-to, heave-to method.

http://www.pbase.com/jackdale/image/146566848.jpg

We do not touch the sheets.

Our downwind MOB also ends up hove-to.
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

Accounting for time is necessary. The drift is over 35 minutes, not 60 minutes

Drift (1.71 *60)/35 = 2.9 knots
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

A quick response:

Bearings for a fix are taken with a hand bearing compass which deemed to be subject to variation, but not deviation. Therefore are magnetic bearings, not (ship's) compass...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

http://www3.telus.net/jackdale/navlessons/DetermineSetDrift.pdf
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

Here is the step by step method that I use with my classes for determining course to steer. It also show an estimated position.

http://www3.telus.net/jackdale/navlessons/Determining%20Course.pdf...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

I like the challenge. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

The angle of the course relative to the current changes. You get a larger push on the first leg, than the second.

The first leg is an actual smg, the second is a forecasted smg.
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

On the first leg my speed made good (SOG) was 8.4 knots. For the second leg the calculation is 7.4 knots. The boat speed (knotmeter) remains at 6.0

The distance from the 1010 fix to the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

My solution(s)

Caveat - my answers differ a little, but the principle is the same. Some buoys are different.

http://www.pbase.com/jackdale/image/157689001.jpg



Phase 1 - Determine Set...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

Just saw the post. I will read through it and probably respond tomorrw.

JAck
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-30-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

My glasses are an aid to navigation.

Thanks for that. I will edit my post.
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

The solution

T = 003

V = 15 W

M = 018

D = 3 W
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

My chart shows only one tower

What is the true bearing between the towers?

Jack
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

Solution

T bearing monument to lookout = 060

V = 15W (from my chart - is training chart different?)

M bearing monument to lookout = 075

D = 075 - 070 = 5 E
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

Same place as the windmill?
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,249
Posted By jackdale
Re: need help my brain is toast

What lookout on Cuttyhunk? My chart 13218 (not the practice one) shows a windwill bearing 068 T from the monument. Is the windmill, installed in 1976, is in the same location as the lookout 41...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By jackdale
Re: coastal/offshore jacket

I have both Helly Hansen (coastal) and Gill (Atlantic) jackets.

I like both.

Not much help, I guess.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,992
Posted By jackdale
Re: in mast furling issue

Try working the inhaul and outhaul lines alternately.

I had this happen last month.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 10,374
Posted By jackdale
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS sends and receives VHF signals. The height of the antenna allows you to see over the horizon.
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